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Éire Memorial

Jerome Connor
Dublin Art Foundry
1930s (1974)

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath /  Éire Memorial   Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath /  Éire Memorial


Sculpture of the allegorical figure of Éire holding a harp seated on a rock.
The sculpture was O'Connor's proposal for a memorial to the Kerry poets, which was to commemorate four leading Gaelic poets of the 17th and 18th centuries at Killarney. It was not executed and was cast only in 1974 funded by Joseph Downs & Sons Ltd to commemorate the centenary of Butter Krust Bakery.


On the back (not seen by us): 'This statue was presented by Joseph Downes and Son Ltd. in Dec. 1976 to commemorate the centenary of the ButterCrust Bakery, Dublin...


dublin art foundry cast 1974

Dublin - Baile Átha Cliath / Éire Memorial


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Item Code: ie010; Photograph: 9 June 2014
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